Broadfield Community Primary School, Sparrow Hill, Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 1QT

Tel: 01706 647580

Broadfield Community Primary School

Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together

Welcome to Reception


In Reception we encourage learning through play when possible. This means your children will be encouraged to play in the classroom and outdoors for most of the day, supported by the adults. 
When a child is playing on the bikes they are learning about spatial awareness, making relationships, shape, space and measure and lots more.
When a child is using junk materials to create a masterpiece they are improving their fine motor skills, being independent, using their imagination and lots more. 

Adults In Our Classrooms

Miss Blackshaw - Reception B Teacher

Mrs Crossley - Reception C Teacher

Miss Powers - PPA Cover HLTA

Mrs Wall - PPA Cover/Interventions HLTA

Miss Leach - Teaching Assistant

Miss Khatoon - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Paul - Teaching Assistant

Ms Aslam - Teaching Assistant




 During the first half-term, your child will be given challenges to do whilst they play and do every day tasks at home. For example, finding numbers whilst you are out and about, recognising the shape of road signs or recognising letters and sounds on shop signs. 
After the first half-term we will begin Guided Reading which is reading with an adult in a group. Your child will be given a homework book with activities relating to the book they have read with their group. The activity should be completed in the book and handed back before the end of the next week. 


Autumn 1 - Me and My Family

Autumn 2 - Winter Around the World

Spring 1 - Light and Dark

Spring 2 - All Aboard!

Summer 1 - Animal Antics

Summer 2 - Traditional Tales


Educational Visits

Your child will be taken on lots of educational visits and also exposed to lots of workshops and visitors within the classroom too. We aim to take the children on an educational visit, relating to the project, once every half term. 
Your will be informed by the Reception Team when your child has a letter regarding an educational visit. 

Other Information

Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the weather; rain coat, wellies, warm clothing, hats and gloves or sun cream, sun hat, light coat. 


Snack money is collected every Monday morning. We ask for a small donation of 50p each week. This will provide your child with a great selection of snacks and juices on the snack table.